Lauren Grace Kilroy
Location: 5107 Boylan Hall
Lauren Grace Kilroy specializes in the art and architecture of the pre-colonial and Spanish colonial Americas, particularly Mexico and the Andes. Her most recent publications focus on heart imagery and its relation to death, dying and resurrection in 18th-century Novohispanic painting, as well as imagery made for nuns. She is currently completing a book manuscript on eucharistic imagery of the Sacred Heart, and its possible ties to sacrifice in New Spain as well as to early-modern discourses on anatomy and science. She is also investigating the sociopolitical meanings of genealogical portraits in Felipe Guaman Poma's Nueva coronica i buen gobierno (c. 1615), the symbolism of love in Novohispanic convents, blood cults in New Spain, and the symbolism of illumination.